THE STEEL TRAP refers to a large vault that the protagonist (Joseph Cotten) plans to rob and then whisk off to Brazil with his unknowing wife before the weekend ends, and the bank discovers that anything is missing. This film is all about the getaway, each step along the way you can feel Cotten's irritation and stress when even the most minor of hiccups occur.
The film-length getaway then turns dramatically into something else, something I can't reveal because it is a major spoiler, but one that is worth watching this film for.
Easily making it onto my 2016 discoveries list.
SHOAH is 9 hours of people relaying their Holocaust experiences without the aid of vintage footage, just roaming cameras of empty fields that were once extermination chambers, and train routes that were passages to death. That's what makes SHOAH so haunting. The memories, the faces of the people as they relay their stories are more captivating than if they had been acted out.
Highlights: One gentleman's voice is so good, it really penetrates his descriptions of how the gas chambers…